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Charging a battery for 24 hours

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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
Just bought a new phone. Is it still nessesary to charge a phone for 24 hours before use nowadays with the new Lith- Ion batteries?

I never really understood why....
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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
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#1
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/108503/how-long-to-charge-a-new-mobile-pho/<<< info here, any chance of a mod changing that to the "offical how long to charge a battery thread":|
#2
Nice one mate!
#3
I'm not sure, but it was only 16 hours you needed to do a 1st charge for.
banned#4
didnt think you needed to charge them like that now, well i never have with any of my phones, just charge till full
#5
[COLOR=black]Whats best to do is charge it fully 1st time then drain the battery fully then recharge it again.. REPEAT a few times. This stretches the battery life out. Hope this helps. Felicity.[/COLOR] :p
#6
nokia's battery require a number of charges before reaching its full capacity.... i got mine working for a day only on my first charge... i wonder what happened and did a search on internet... i found out that people been talking about this. So, I give it a try... the second charging allowed me to use the battery for more than a day and it gets better after a number of charges... now i'm getting full 2 days.... hope this info is useful..
#7
Found this info last year after getting a new phone. Looks like you can really just charge your device for a couple of hours for a full charge and then use it. Found similar info at a few other sites at the time via google saying the same thing.

Preparing new lithium-ion for use

Unlike nickel and lead-based batteries, a new lithium-ion pack does not need cycling through charging and discharging. Priming will make little difference because the maximum capacity of lithium-ion is available right from the beginning. Neither does a full discharge improve the capacity of a faded pack. However, a full discharge/charge will reset the digital circuit of a 'smart' battery to improve the state-of-charge estimation


http://www.batteryuniversity.com/partone-12.htm
#8
Thanks everyone!!
banned#9
I think 12 hours is quite enough
banned#10
missflic;1611285
[COLOR=black]Whats best to do is charge it fully 1st time then drain the battery fully then recharge it again.. REPEAT a few times. This stretches the battery life out. Hope this helps. Felicity.[/COLOR] :p

Bad advice as not true anymore.
#11
csiman;1611732
Bad advice as not true anymore.

so YOU say
#12
actually, it is good practice to at least once a month let a phone fully discharge then fully recharge again to help maintain life and performance of the battery. also, many batteries these days require a few full discharge - recharge cycles before they reach optimum performance.
#13
I got a new Sony Ericsson recently and the manual said to charge for 3 hours first time - I seem to remember leaving my first mobile to charge for about 4 weeks lol
#14
jamie60509
I got a new Sony Ericsson recently and the manual said to charge for 3 hours first time - I seem to remember leaving my first mobile to charge for about 4 weeks lol


Very true, lol. Got a new sony last week and it's only 2.5 hours now. Did make me nervous that it wouldn't work so left it on for a bit longer :whistling:
#15
RickyBobby
Very true, lol. Got a new sony last week and it's only 2.5 hours now. Did make me nervous that it wouldn't work so left it on for a bit longer :whistling:


wouldnt matter, sony ericssons just stop charging once battery if full :)
#16
shanecr
wouldnt matter, sony ericssons just stop charging once battery if full :)


Thats handy to know actually, thanks!

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